Cher, 76, shares the secrets to how she looks so young
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It's no secret that Cher looks amazing for her age, and if you're looking to halt the clock like she has, well, you're in luck, because she's shared her secrets.
Even if you didn't know better, you'd still find it hard to believe that she is a woman approaching her 80s as she not only looks younger, but has a very fresh attitude towards life too.
Cher opened up about ageing back in 1982, telling Interview that she learned to accept the inevitable through her mother's wisdom.
She told the singer: "You know my mother told me once: 'You know, you're not the most beautiful, you're not the most talented. You won't always be the youngest, but you are special and there's something more important about that'."
However, while Cher accepted the inevitability that she wouldn't always be the youngest, she decided to beat Mother Nature at her own game by taking action early to maintain her looks.
She told People that she's always used the same anti-ageing methods, which she detailed in her book Forever Fit.
"The most important thing is to give yourself a fighting chance. I quit smoking. I don't do drugs. I never drink coffee and almost never drink alcohol or eat red meat, so I'm way ahead of the game," she said then.
The singer reiterated in the importance of a healthy lifestyle in a later interview with Today.
"All right. I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't do drugs - I never have," she said. "I work out. I'm pretty good with my diet, except I like chocolate."
Cher also had an accidental win when it came to getting ahead of the game with her skincare.
This is because she was prescribed a product that's now known to help keep skin looking youthful as an adult acne treatment in the 1970s, Retin-A.
"With Dr. Arnold Klein in Beverly Hills I began using Retin-A to treat chronic cystic acne, and I've been on a prescription for Retin-A for 10 years now," she told People.
"I know Retin-A works. I have used it to control my acne. But what I learned is what everyone else has discovered over the past couple years: that Retin-A also acts as a de-aging agent."
Some of the plastic surgery Cher admits to having had includes a nose job, saying she did it because she knew it would make her happier.
"People should do what makes them happy. Frankly, when I saw my face 10 feet tall in close-ups on a movie screen, I wanted my nose done because it really bothered me," she said.
Cher's book Forever Fit is available from all major bookstores including Amazon.